West African Research Center Travel Grant

About The Opportunity:

The West African Research Association calls application for the West African Research Center Travel Grant. The West African Research Center Travel Grant promotes intra-African cooperation and exchange among researchers and institutions by providing support to African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions and regions on the continent.

The Benefits:

The West African Research Center Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500. Travel grant funds may be used to:

  • Attend and present papers at academic conferences held on the continent of Africa.
  • Visit libraries or archives located in Africa with resources necessary for the applicant’s academic work.
  • Engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another African institution.
  • Travel to a research site in Africa.

Application requirements:

  • Abstract (50-80 words) of the proposed activity with a clear statement of purpose
  • Project/Research description (6 double-spaced pages maximum) including why travel is necessary (must be in  language understandable to non-specialist readers)
  • Proposed budget
  • Curriculum vitae (with research and teaching record)
  • Photocopy of the applicant’s passport (must be a West African national)
  • All applications must be submitted online in PDF documents
  • All applicants must have a recommendation letter.
Useful Information
  • If attending a conference:
    – an abstract of the paper to be read
    – letter of acceptance to the conference
  • If visiting another institution:
    – invitation from the host institution
  • If travel is to consult archives or other materials:
    – a description of the collections to be consulted and their significance to the applicant’s research
  • If you are a graduate student:
    – letter of recommendation from the professor overseeing your research

Deadline: 15 October 2020

Open to: ALL

Please address inquiries to
Mariane Yade
West African Research Center/Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine

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Funding for the WARC Travel Grant Program is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

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